What Constitutes Violation Of Civil Rights?
Make no mistake about it. When a person’s civil rights are violated, this is an act of injustice. To your or your loved one’s rights violated can be aggravating and emotionally upsetting, to say the least. What’s more, civil rights violations can result in physical pain, injury, and financial damage.
Have your civil rights been violated? US law takes this matter seriously. If you or your loved one’s civil rights have been violated, you may qualify to receive financial compensation.
To protect your rights and correct the injustice done to you, speak with a civil rights attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer with knowledge and experience related to civil rights law can help you recover damages for the civil rights violations you have experienced.
Phillips Law Group helps victims of civil rights violations. We can speak about your situation in a free and confidential consultation. You can call us at 602-222-2222 or fill out our online form to speak with one of our attorneys.
What Are Common Violations of Civil Rights?
Civil rights laws were created in order to provide fundamental protection against unlawful treatment from other individuals. Unlawful treatment can be seen in behaviors such as discrimination, unequal or unfair treatment, and harassment.
Common violations of civil rights can be perpetrated by:
- Store owners
- Housing agencies
- Law enforcement officials
In spite of the many civil rights laws that exist nationwide, violations still occur. In fact,theCivil Rights Divisionat the US Department of Justice considers some 6,000 civil rights cases each year. Among the most common types of violations are the following:
- Police brutality (when law enforcement officials make use of excessive force or violence)
- Unlawful arrest
- False arrest
- Detention by police without legal cause or reason
- Racial profiling by police, stores, and employers
- Obstruction of justice
- Police misconduct
- Discrimination in the workplace
- Employment termination due to age
- Discrimination in employment hiring
- Harassment by employer or coworker
- Verbal threats
- Written threats
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual abuse
- Discrimination by an employer because of race, color, gender, sexual preferences, or disability
- Hate crimes
- Housing discrimination, in particular, because of race, national origin, gender, and disability
This is not an exhaustive list of all possible civil rights violations. Unfortunately, violations of civil rights come in a variety of forms and can be unique to a specific situation. If you believe that you may be the victim of a civil rights violation, please contact a lawyer at Phillips Law Group.
We offer free and confidential consultations. When you schedule a consultation, you are not under obligation to hire us. If we see that you are the victim of a civil rights violation and represent you, you will pay nothing for our services until and unless we successfully obtain compensation for you.
What Are Your Civil Rights?
Simply put, civil rights are the fundamental rights provided to any and all US citizens. The document that identifies the specific rights of all citizens is called the US Constitution which, along with its 27 Amendments, lays the foundation for the civil rights that American citizens enjoy.
The intention of these civil rights is to protect citizens from unlawful practices and illegal actions of others. They safeguard the freedoms of US citizens.
The Constitution, its Amendments, and the Civil Rights Act are all intended to prohibit discrimination and harassment based on:
- National origin
- Religious preference
How Can a Civil Rights Lawyer Help You?
Victims of civil rights violations need the assistance of qualified civil rights attorneys to receive justice. A skilled attorney with in-depth knowledge of civil rights laws and courtroom litigation experience in civil rights violation cases can help you.
First of all, a civil rights attorney can give you pertinent legal counsel. This can nudge you in the right direction so you can obtain the just compensation your case demands.
Besides providing clear direction, a civil rights lawyer can obtain eyewitness testimony to establish your claim. Expert witnesses can also verify the seriousness of your violated civil rights.
An attorney can file the required paperwork and submit the necessary documentation correctly and on time. With the assistance of an understanding and devoted civil rights attorney, you can receive the legal advice and support your case requires.
Types of Civil Rights Violations Phillips Law Group Can Help You With
US law considers the civil rights of its citizens to be a high priority. Our attorneys at Phillips Law Group completely agree. We consider cases involving violations of civil rights to be serious, and we are ready to take on various types of civil rights cases.
We can pursue cases such as:
- Misconduct by law enforcement (including police brutality and racial profiling)
- Domestic abuse
- Employment discrimination
- Housing discrimination
- Government discrimination
- Contract disputes
- Property disputes
- Violation of civil rights of persons in prison or soon to enter prison
If you think your rights have been violated, speak with an attorney at Phillips Law Group as soon as possible. Obtaining sound legal advice is crucial in obtaining the compensation you deserve after a violation of your civil rights.
What Legal Options Are Available to You When Your Civil Rights Are Violated?
When it is clearly established that your civil rights have been violated, there are several legal options available for you to pursue, including the following.
Informal negotiations are an option when the parties involved attempt to reach a resolution without the use of a lawsuit. Often, these types of negotiations make use of contracts and written agreements.
Disagreements, conflicting points of view, and similar challenges can make informal negotiations ineffective and fruitless. In that case, the parties can choose to use a professional mediator.
The mediator can serve as an objective third party. He or she can make suggestions. However, the mediator does not possess legal authority in the decision-making process. It is hoped that the parties involved can reach a reasonable resolution through the mediator’s unbiased and sensible advice and suggestions.
An arbitrator serves the same purpose as a mediator. However, there is one key difference: the decisions of the arbitrator can be legally enforced by law.
Filing a lawsuit
It may be obvious from the outset or become apparent through failed efforts that the civil rights case cannot be resolved by the parties directly involved or with an objective third party. In this case, filing a lawsuit in a court of law can be a legal remedy to obtain a resolution.
How to Get Help in Protecting Your Civil Rights
Few things in life are as infuriating and stressful as experiencing injustice. Unfortunately, acts of injustice are commonplace and may even infringe on your civil rights.
If you or a loved one has experienced injustice or the violation of your civil rights, you do not have to feel alone and unsure where to go for help. You can get legal help protecting your rights from an experienced civil rights lawyer.
Please get in touch with the personal injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group as soon as possible, before the statute of limitations runs out. You can call us at 602-222-2222 or fill out our online form to speak with one of our attorneys.
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